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Family Employment Readiness Program
118 Brookley Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20032
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
It’s likely that employment will change when a move occurs, especially for military spouses. The information below will provide you with employment assistance information and resources available such as SECO, MyCAA and MSEP Portals.
Employment prospects in the Washington, DC metropolitan area are generally substantial. While the unemployment rate for the District of Columbia itself is somewhat higher than the national average, the unemployment rates for the surrounding areas of Maryland & Virginia are usually lower. Persons with clerical & office skills, computer skills & retail experience should find work without much difficulty. Prospects are particularly higher in computer technology, security & law enforcement, communications, healthcare, banking, administration, & service businesses. A fast-growing industry in the area is temporary placement. Washington, DC is a commuter city & regional commutes of 30-60 minutes one-way are not uncommon. Many spouses working downtown drive to a METRO Rail Station & take the train to work. Remember to hand carry your employment & educational records, as well as resumes & other pertinent information to assist in getting started on your job search upon your arrival.
For job-hunting purposes, be sure to hand-carry all of your employment related records, documents, resumes, applications, school transcripts, certificates, & licenses - Maintaining electronic copies on your phone or other tech device is helpful as well.
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) assists separating & retired members in their job search. The program receives many new job leads daily. A resource room with computers to access job search resources is available. Trade papers, magazines & newsletters can be referenced in addition to listings of federal, local government, & private employment are prominently displayed.
For information on MyCAA, Military Spouse Education, & Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.
Call or visit the unemployment office in your area for information on eligibility.
On-base positions with the Services Division, Base Exchange (AAFES), Commissary (DeCA), & contracted services are often available as well as positions in the local community.
Be sure to contact the Military & Family Readiness Center at JBAB. We can assist you in your search for employment.
Employment prospects in the Washington, DC metropolitan area are generally substantial. While the unemployment rate for the District of Columbia itself is somewhat higher than the national average (9.8%), the unemployment rates for the surrounding areas of Maryland (6.9%) & Virginia (6.8%) are usually lower. Median household income for the area: Maryland $77,806, Virginia $66,806, & D.C. $61,108.